Fantasy’s Othering Fetish, Part 2

By Phenderson Djeli Clark This is Part 2 of a three-part series. Part 1 is here. In modern fantasy, with its fascination with medieval Europe, it seemed almost fated that acts of “othering” would take root. Some of Western Europe’s founding notions of non-Westerners trace back long before colonialism, as early as the medieval era, where… Read More

Introducing AFROELLA: A Blaxploitation Comic with a little added ‘Fro

by Gemma Bedeau Afroella is a Glyph Award nominated comic book series from writer Gemma Bedeau and artist Lee Fenton-Wilkinson who together form the dynamic duo Kromatron Comics. Afroella is inspired by a love of 1960s sci-fi, rocket ships, robots and giant monsters then sprinkled with an appreciation for Blaxploitation and cheeky pop culture references.… Read More